Waterfowl & Duck Hunting

Phillip Zaunbrecher, 23, of Mowata, poses with his dog Bella and the South American ringed teal he shot over rice stubble near Eunice on Sept. 21.

Mowata hunter downs South American ringed teal

Unique bird likely escaped from a zoo or aviary, biologist says
October 01 at 9:05am
Big Lake’s T-Rex duck calls

Big Lake’s T-Rex duck calls

October 01 at 7:00am
Hunters at Bin There Hunting near Welsh enjoyed a pretty successful opening weekend in the rice fields, despite the second-lowest teal count on record in the LDWF's annual September aerial survey.

Teal opening weekend produces mixed results

Hunting conditions in the state seemed to improve heading west
September 18 at 4:53am
The September 2018 teal survey estimate of only 59,000 birds is the second lowest on record, behind only 2013, according to the state's waterfowl study leader, Larry Reynolds.

LDWF: Teal numbers plummet for aerial survey

59,000 birds is second-lowest estimate on record
September 14 at 1:29pm
Louisiana’s teal season kicks off Saturday, Sept. 15. Staying mobile and targeting public lands with shallow water will improve your odds of success over the 16-day season.

Scouting for teal

If you can, stay mobile and target shallow areas
September 10 at 7:00am
James 'Cowboy' Fernandez, who co-founded Sure-Shot Game Calls and helped develop the first double-reed duck call, passed away last week in Beaumont. The world champion caller was 86.

Inventor, founder of Sure-Shot game calls passes away

James “Cowboy” Fernandez died in Beaumont last week
August 24 at 11:02am
Total duck numbers are down by 13 percent from 2017, but the total of 41.2 million birds is still 17 percent higher than the long-term average.

Duck numbers down in 2018

But most populations still above long-term averages, USFWS says
August 20 at 2:23pm
The 2018 World Waterfowl Calling Championships facilitated by Team Real Duck will be held all weekend long starting tonight at the La. Outdoor Expo at the Cajundome in Lafayette.

World Waterfowl Calling Championships this weekend in the Cajundome

$20,000 in cash and prizes
July 27 at 10:25am
Alpz Doggie Duck Blind

Alpz Doggie Duck Blind

June 01 at 7:00am

Sentences handed down for duck limit violations in New Orleans, Venice

Agents found seven hunters in possession of more than 130 birds, LDWF says
March 08 at 3:03pm
Brock Baudoin, 27, of New Iberia, dropped this rare leucistic greenhead on Jan. 17 in Vermilion Parish near Abbeville. Leucism causes a partial loss of pigmentation on an animal, in this case the drake's head.

Hunter shoots rare white-headed mallard drake

Leucistic bird went down in Vermilion Parish
January 31 at 5:19pm
Prairieville's Michael Campo shot this rare leucistic gadwall Jan. 16 while hunting in Delacroix.

Blond gadwall killed in Delacroix

State waterfowl biologist says leucistic grey duck is rare
January 23 at 4:32pm
January's aerial survey indicated big increases in mallard numbers, from 94,000 in December to 188,000 earlier this month.

January's aerial waterfowl survey similar to December numbers

3.07 million ducks is 17 percent higher than recent five-year average
January 18 at 4:51pm
Riceland Custom Calls helped these hunters get the job done on their hunt.

Riceland Custom Calls

January 15 at 7:00am